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Configure the uploading process when transferring files and folders from local machine to a remote server so that it fits into allocated bandwidth, uses proper file transfer mode and preserves or modifies file dates and permissions.

Limit transfer speed Set transfer speed limit for Upload File Action to reserve bandwidth for other Tasks or applications.
Transfer mode Choose file transfer mode:
  • Binary · Transfers an exact copy of file to a remote server.
  • Text · Transfers files as text. Suitable only for text files such as .txt and .html. Converts text from Windows to Unix format by stripping out carriage return character, if uploaded to Unix machine.
Preserve file date and time If enabled, uploaded files will have the same date and time as originals. If disabled, date and time of uploaded files will be changed to current date and time.
Set remote file permissionsPermissions buttonAvailable for SFTP connections. If set, uploaded files will have specific permissions. Set Read, Write, Execute bits for Owner, Group and Other. Also, Set user ID, Set group ID and Sticky bit.
Speed unitsSpeed units selectionLimit the transfer speed (bandwidth) in any given speed units—be it KB/s, MB/s and GB/s. One KB is 1024 bytes.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.
This Action is enabledAn Action is executed only if it is enabled. Otherwise, it will be automatically skipped (completely ignored) from the Task flow.
Use custom display nameRename this Action, to make a human-readable workflow that will help you to find, read, and make sense of the Task structure later.
Advanced fallback optionsManage the advanced fallback options—select which error types will lead to automatic execution of predefined workaround operations.
Log only errorsDo not log information and warning messages for this Action. It may be useful to keep the log file small and tidy on production systems.


  • The Text transfer mode is only suitable for ASCII files, that are single-byte encoded plain text files (for example, .txt) such as UTF-8. Other encodings such as UTF-16 and UTF-32, and other text file formats such as .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf will be corrupted. Always choose Binary transfer mode to keep the file unchanged.
  • Amazon S3 and WebDAV connections does not support ASCII text transfer mode.
  • The Preserve file date and time option may depend on server protocol such as FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV; also on server operating system and software. Amazon S3 can not preserve timestamps, while WebDAV servers rarely can.
  • Google Cloud Storage and DigitalOcean Spaces use S3 transfer protocol, and thus they don't support the date/time preserving options. Also, the only possible transfer option is the binary mode. Google Cloud and DigitalOcean protocols do not transfer information about directory modification timestamps.
  • Many file systems support more than one file timestamp such as created and modified. Usually, only the modified date is preserved. For example, Amazon S3 folders do not support timestamps at all.

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